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Eagles Pound Furman, 50-20 PDF Print
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Sunday, 16 October 2011 08:02

The Georgia Southern Football team (6-0, 5-0) scored 10 or more points in every quarter to pull off a 50-20 win over Furman (3-3, 2-2) at Paulson Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Six touchdowns, two field goals and a blocked extra point return combined to score the most points by either side in the 23-game series.
Georgia Southern amassed over 500 yards of total offense and rushed for 365 yards on the ground in a total team effort.  Johnathan Bryant carried the ball 10 times for a team-best 95 yards and one touchdown. Three other Eagles also scored a single rushing touchdown while Jaybo Shaw scored two touchdowns on just seven carries. He also completed six passes for 171 yards including a season-best 49 yarder to Zach Walker.


Samford 43, Elon 31


Elon fell behind early and twice rallied from double-digit deficits, but could not overcome six turnovers and a career-high 191 rushing yard by Fabian Truss as the Phoenix fell by a 43-31 margin at Samford on Saturday afternoon.
Elon fell to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the SoCon while the Bulldogs improved to 4-2, 2-2 and won their first game against the Phoenix in four league meetings. Thomas Wilson completed 35 of his 60 pass attempts for 312 yards and two touchdowns.  Aaron Mellette accounted for 171 yards and a score on 15 grabs.  Defensively for Elon, Joshua Jones made 11 total tackles, 10 of which were solo stops.
Truss carried the ball 26 times for 196 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs.  Dustin Taliaferro was efficient, completing 16-of-21 passes for 115 yards.


Chattanooga 51, Western Carolina 7


Five Western Carolina turnovers led to 27 Chattanooga points and redshirt freshman quarterback Terrell Robinson racked up 195 yards of total offense including three touchdown passes as the Mocs handed Western Carolina a 51-7 defeat at Finley Stadium / Davenport Field.
Chattanooga rattled off 31-straight first half points including 17 in the first quarter alone en route to handing Western Carolina its fourth-straight loss - and third-consecutive in the head-to-head series. WCU lost a pair of second quarter fumbles and three interceptions in the losing effort.
UTC, which led 31-0 at halftime, also got 93 rushing yards and one score from Marquis Green with J.J. Jackson adding a rushing touchdown for the Mocs.


#4 Wofford 47, UVA-Wise 14


The Wofford College football team defeated the University of Virginia's College at Wise 47-14 on Saturday at Gibbs Stadium. The Terriers scored all 47 points in the first half and outgained the Highland Cavaliers 554 to 108 in total offense.
The Terriers are 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in the SoCon. UVa.-Wise is 4-3 overall. Wofford was led by Eric Breitenstein with 107 yards on ten carries with two touchdowns. Michael Harpe added two touchdown receptions. Mitch Allen was 4-of-5 passing for 100 yards and a touchdown, while Brian Kass was 5-of-8 passing for 101 yards and three touchdowns. The Highland Cavaliers were led by receiver Michael Steele with four catches for 41 yards.


Southern Conference Standings


Georgia Southern 5 - 0; 6 - 0
Wofford 3 - 0; 5 - 1
Appalachian State 2 - 1; 4 - 2
Samford 2 - 2; 4 - 2
Elon 2 - 2; 4 - 3
Furman 2 - 2; 3 - 3
Chattanooga 1 - 3; 3 - 4
Citadel 1 - 4; 2 - 4
Western Carolina 0 - 4; 1 - 5


Saturday's Games


Appalachian State 49, The Citadel 42
Georgia Southern 50, Furman 20
Samford 43, Elon 31
Chattanooga 51, Western Carolina 7
Wofford 47, Virginia-Wise 14


Saturday, October 22


Samford @ Appalachian State,  3:30 p.m.
Wofford @ Furman, 2 p.m.
Chattanooga @ Elon, 3 p.m.
The Citadel @ Western Carolina, 3 p.m.
Presbyterian @ Georgia Southern, 2 p.m.








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